Dr. Mildred Hill-Lubin, a friend of and advocate for the African American Studies Program, passed away recently in Gainesville. She began her teaching career at Paine College in 1962 and taught there until 1972. When pursuing her doctorate in English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, she was recruited to come to the Department of English at the University of Florida to be the Director of the English program for Special Admit students and to teach American, African American and African Literature. She also received an affiliate appointment in the Center for African Studies. For 29 years, she was an educator and mentor to students, colleagues, and young scholars. In addition to teaching numerous Anglo-phone, African, and African American Literature courses, Dr. Hill-Lubin became the first African American and Woman assistant dean in the Graduate School. She retired from the University of Florida in May 2003, after 41 years as a teacher and professor. Dr. Hill-Lubin was also a supporter of the African American Studies Program throughout her career. Please join us in honoring this remarkable woman. May she rest in paradise.